No Age – Everything In Between

October 10, 2010

To be honest, I was kind of disappointed by the end of Jonathan Franzen’s new book, “Freedom.” Secretly, I had hoped the guy would just stay up in the Minnesota woods, alone, letting his righteous fury grow as tall as the trees.

But of course I get it. Withdrawal in disgust may not be the same as apathy, but nor is it a likely way to solve the world’s — or one’s own — problems either.

Like the Clash and Husker Du, two of the greatest punk bands that they stand right on par with, and like Pavement on their date with IKEA, No Age have chosen to stay and fight.  And thank goodness for that.  “Everything In Between,” their new and best lp, is all about the real world, about hanging around, about fighting the good fight.

 

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